Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

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The day's top stories from BBC News compiled twice daily in the week, once at weekends.


Italy threatens to close ports to migrants  

Italy says the scale of immigration from North Africa has become unsustainable - we speak to a frontline charity; talks on reunifying the island of Cyprus have got off to a good start; the US state of Kentucky shows why Trump's new health care bill is proving problematic.

Six face Hillsborough disaster charges  

Helicopter attacks Venezuelan court, Sticky patch flu jab for needle phobics, Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond dies

Computers around the world have been hit by a cyber attack in which they're frozen until a ransom is paid.  

Computers around the world have been hit by a cyber attack in which they're frozen until a ransom is paid, FARC rebels in Colombia formally end half a century of violence

European Commission imposes record fine on Google  

US tech giant hit with $2.7bn fine over its Shopping service, Washington warns Syria over 'new chemical attack plan', court rules that Dutch state partly responsible for 350 deaths at Srebrenica, how ATMs changed our lives

Trump travel ban injunction partly lifted  

British PM outlines post-Brexit offer on EU citizens, Jailed Chinese dissident has terminal cancer, What happens when you're sleep deprived.

Deal agreed to keep Britain's Conservative government in power  

The Democratic Unionist Party backs Theresa May's minority government, Iraqi army 'making progress' against IS in Mosul, Bob Dylan's songs made into stage musical, how Harry Potter became an enormous global brand

Scores dead in Pakistan fuel tanker fire  

More than 140 die when petrol tanker exploded as villagers tried to collect leaking fuel; BBC investigation reveals lives of young men fighting for IS group in Iraq; How the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Baku turned from racing to road age.

34 UK tower blocks fail fire tests  

Residents' anger at tower block evacuations; Egypt gives islands to Saudi Arabia; the 'cult' following of the British Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn

Mass evacuation of London tower blocks  

800 flats evacuated for safety reasons, In Colombia the President says the FARC's disarmament is almost done, Saturday Night Fever - auction of the dancefloor in the film

Arab states send Qatar steep demands  

Inside the fight for the 'IS capital', UK's Brexit offer 'below expectations', How the presence of humans can affect chimp hunting habits

Trump denies recording his private conversations with former FBI chief  

May promises EU citizens will be allowed to stay after Brexit, Funeral of Otto Warmbier, How the eyes of moths could improve what you see on your smartphone

Urgent fire tests to be carried out on tall buildings in England  

UK in summit pledge on EU citizens' rights, Deadly car bomb targets Afghan bank, NASA launches rocket with student experiments

Mosul's most distinctive landmark destroyed  

The Grand al-Nuri Mosque with its leaning minaret has been blown up, Deadly clashes in Central African Republic, despite ceasefire deal, British teenager saves dad with CPR learnt from TV series, House

Saudi King's son Mohammed bin Salman is new Crown Prince  

King Salman replaces previous heir to the throne - his nephew - with his son, UN says South Sudan no longer in famine, Queen's Speech gives strong emphasis to Brexit, controversy over Israel's 'stolen' Yemenite children

Suicide bomb suspect shot in Brussels  

Hong Kong's Carrie Lam says she is 'no puppet of Beijing', US 'downs Iranian-made drone' over Syria, Qatari camels caught up in Gulf crisis

Barclays Bank and four former executives charged with fraud  

Charges against Barclays over actions taken during the 2008 financial crisis, Catholic church says "thousands of civilians killed" in DR Congo conflict, scientists study tropical fish in effort to tackle heart disease in humans, Hugh Masekela on the future of African music

US student sent home from North Korea dies  

Otto Warmbier's family blames his death on treatment he received in North Korea; the UK and the EU formally begin Brexit negotiations; the must-watch films for children

British PM condemns 'sickening' Finsbury Park terror attack  

UK 'positive' as Brexit discussions begin, Russian warning after US downs Syrian jet, Call for scheme to safeguard cows in India

France's President Macron wins clear parliamentary majority  

Emmanuel Macron heads for a big majority in parliament -- and a strong mandate to pursue his reforms; Portugal in mourning as fire kills more than sixty; lessons from history as Brexit talks begin in Brussels; Pakistan beat regional rivals India to win cricket's Champions' Trophy; and an elegy for the community shattered by London's high rise inferno.

58 presumed dead in London tower block fire  

Police fear figure may increase; US judge declares mistrial in Bill Cosby case; director of 'Rocky' dies

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